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Computer MusicApril 22, 2015, 11:15 GMT
If you need the sound of a real Leslie on a regular basis, this is essential. And even if you don't, it's still highly recommended as a characterful effect in its own right.
Computer MusicApril 15, 2015, 16:06 GMT
While there are other, cheaper ways to achieve much of the same functionality, Audio Hijack 3's self-contained power and convenience can't be denied.
Computer MusicApril 14, 2015, 11:20 GMT
The new features absolutely justify the price increase from 2Meters, making it less a 'passive' device than before and thus a significantly more useful one.
Computer MusicApril 10, 2015, 13:03 GMT
BeatHawk is an enjoyable, efficient and productive musical scratchpad that's certainly worth four quid.
Computer MusicApril 9, 2015, 11:18 GMT
Cheap and cheerful, Phase Motion sounds the business, boasts a decent feature set and couldn't be easier to get to grips with.
Computer MusicApril 8, 2015, 16:00 GMT
A synth with huge DIY potential with expansive options down the line.
Computer MusicApril 8, 2015, 11:02 GMT
The included plugins may be a mixed bag, but Mixcraft 7 is a capable DAW that gives the pricier competition a run for its money.
Computer MusicApril 7, 2015, 15:36 GMT
Ultimately, what The Grange lacks in customisation and detail, it more than makes up for with its stunning, unique sound and the unquestionable cachet of its three stars.
Computer MusicApril 7, 2015, 12:36 GMT
Presswerk is a veritable playground of analogue-style compression, with a fabulous sound and insane attention to detail.
Computer MusicApril 6, 2015, 11:17 GMT
Not a perfect plugin, but Multicomp Plus has a charm and character of its own that's earned it a spot in our plugins folder.
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